Commentary on programs and public issues discussed at luncheons of The Denver Forum are provided on a select basis.

The commentaries are offered, as are all programs of The Denver Forum, in the public interest, and in behalf of the dialogue of democracy.

A Prayer of Remembrance and Gratitude
By Dr. Michael Dent — Trinity United Methodist Church
“Holy One, we experience you in different ways and we call you by different names – we are genuinely grateful to live “in the home of the brave and the land of the free.” Many of us are old enough to remember where we were 50 years ago today …

A Prayer for Healing & Community
By Dr. Michael Dent — Trinity United Methodist Church
“Holy One, we experience you in different ways and we call you by different names – we often bless you and sometimes we curse you!…

Calling It Like I See It: Congress, the Tea Party, and the Way Forward
By Mark Udall — United States Senator, State of Colorado
I want to share a few thoughts about how Congress is working, or isn’t working, and our country’s direction.

And to the Republic for which it stands
By Gary Hart — former United States Senator, State of Colorado
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands …

How I Came to Write “The Great Tax Wars”
By Steven R. Weisman — The New York Times
My book, “The Great Tax Wars,” is the product of more than 30 years of covering politics and 5 years …